Wakefield Thornes Cricket Club is a thriving and successful
Cricket Club with strong junior and senior sections. We pride ourselves on our
first class facilities and friendly atmosphere.
The club has enjoyed unprecedented success in the last three
years. In 2016 we won the inaugural Yorkshire Premier Cricket crown in the
Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, finished runners up in 2017 and regained the
title at Headingley in 2018. We have won the Yorkshire South ECB Premier title three years in a row. In
2018 our second team were both League and Cup winners and will play in the
SYSCL first division in 2019. Our third team continue to introduce our many
young players to senior cricket in the Pontefract League
We have a vibrant
junior section with teams at Under 9's, to 19's who play in the Heavy Woollen
Junior Cricket League and the Leeds Junior Cricket League. We run junior winter
coaching programmes, coaching in schools and school holiday coaching and
activities for children from 6 to 11 years old. We are proud of the fact that
many of our senior players are a product of our Junior Set up. Indeed some of
them have gone on to play at England Under 19 level and have been awarded
county contracts. We also stage county age group fixtures.
The Club has an
excellent social programme throughout the year and we are always delighted to
welcome new members, both junior and senior in any capacity - playing,
coaching, volunteering, spectating and especially socialising!